Hey ff, he's not late with the stockings, he's went back to the future with the wood burner and will take 'em down when he speeds up to the black rocks!
SP, nice hearth there with plenty of room for what ever stove you choose. You're in good hands with either of the 2 mentioned. My basement was finished before I bought the place but water damage due to frozen pipes ruined it, the only evidence left is the fireplace. I heat both floors with my old hand feeder, 1100 sq.ft. each. Radiant heat below and forced air above, livin' the dream. The pic shows the baro at the top of he T, I used an adjustable elbow at the stove breach due to the angle.
Welcome home and good luck.